Adegboruwa kicks as DSS whisks away frontline Buhari critic

Posted by News Express | 23 February 2017 | 1,680 times

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•Detained critic Babatunde Gbadamosi.

Eminent lawyer and rights activist, Ebun-Olu Adegboruwa, has expressed concern over the arrest of one of the vocal critics of President Muhammadu Buhari’s administration, Mr. Babatunde Gbadamosi, by operatives of the Department of State Services (DSS).

Adegboruwa, in a statement issued in Lagos Wednesday, disclosed that the operatives whisked Gbadamosi to an unknown destination, stressing that members of his family and his lawyers were prevented from accompanying him.

He said: “Those who arrested him have so far not disclosed their identities or their ultimate destination.

“It is disheartening now that the DSS has become like a Gestapo organisation, now being deployed by the state to harass citizens and opponents of government.

“The Constitution has granted a right to personal liberty to every citizen, which right can only be breached upon reasonable suspicion that a criminal offence has been committed and if this is the case, the suspect must be released on bail, or charged to court within 24 hours of arrest, if it is not a capital offence.

“My concern now is that Mr. Gbadamosi is being denied access to his family and his lawyers and he is being taken to an unknown destination. Accordingly, we will hold the government responsible for the welfare and state of health of Mr. Gbadamosi whilst he is in the custody of the DSS.”

Source: News Express

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